when you’re feeling down
and don’t know how to take care
of yourself, go to where they sell plants.
quiet your heart. let the smell
of their freshness fill you.
reach out and touch their leaves.
one will find you.
don’t force it to, just
let it commune with the hurt inside you.
take it home. find it a spot in the sun.
water it, feed it, nurture it, let it grow.
let it take care of you as much as you
take care of it.
by august (in the wake of) dawn